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Check for blown fuse(s) be sure to replace with same amperage fuse.

2002 Ford SVT... | Answered on Apr 20, 2012

Hi there,

This response contains troubleshooting procedures designed to locate the cause of an overnight power drain resulting in a dead battery, It assumes the charging system is working.

The first (and easiest) test I run is on the battery.

When you are done using it for the evening, pull the Negative battery cable.

In the morning, re-connect it. If it's dead again, the battery need replacement. This does not necessarily mean you found the problem.

If it starts, the battery is ok. It's time to look for the power drain.

With the ignition off, ensure the systems that should be off actually are off. For example: does the radio still come on? Wipers? Etc.?

In the same vein, has anything new been installed lately?

The next test is a lot more tedious. You will need a test light, needle nose pliers (to pull fuses) and the proper tools to remove the negative battery terminal (again).
  • Ignition off
  • Remove the cable from the Negative battery terminal
  • Hook one end of your test light to the Negative battery post
  • Attach the other end to the cable you just removed
  • Again, double check connections to recent installations (radio, GPS, etc)
  • If it lights up very faintly, this is likely the normal drain of the clock. The brighter the light, the bigger the drain.
  • Find your fuse box
  • While keeping an eye on the test light, pull the fuses one by one. Replace the one just pulled before going to the next.
  • When the light goes out (or dims), you will have narrowed the the problem to a specific system. Check the legend on the fuse box for the offending fuse.
At this point there are too many 'What if's'. Which system has the drain will determine the next steps to be taken.

This procedure will allow you to focus in on the problem area. Let me know what you find out.

Hope this helps


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2002 Ford SVT... | Answered on Apr 10, 2012

Cigarette lighter does not work in my 2002 Ford Focus - checked the fuse box under the dash and unable to find a bad fuse?

2002 Ford SVT... | Answered on Mar 19, 2012

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2002 Ford SVT... | Answered on Feb 20, 2012

wires are pinched in the transmission bell housing, or the switch is not plugged up all the way

2002 Ford SVT... | Answered on Jan 03, 2012

try the fuel cut off switch it may need to be reset

2002 Ford SVT... | Answered on Dec 20, 2011

Hi, you have a Throttle control system fault?
if its a chain driven engine, not a z-tec, its a engine breather hose problem. let me know please, saves u lots of money

2002 Ford SVT... | Answered on Nov 12, 2011

if you have the owners manual look in it it may tell you what has to be,if not then you will have to call the dealer and tell them what happened and how can you get the code for your car,as this has an anti-theft coded unit so it is useless if someone steals it.

2002 Ford SVT... | Answered on Nov 08, 2011

It is under the dashboard where the glove box is , fuse number F54.

2002 Ford SVT... | Answered on Oct 19, 2011

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